Opinion needed! Point & shoot camera

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  1. couture87

    couture87 TPF Noob!

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    Hey Guys,
    So I narrowed it down to two point & shoot cameras :

    1. The Canon G10
    2. Sigma DP2

    Now, The husband will be purchasing me one tomorrow. I need to know which one I should get.... I've been reading so many reviews but I cant seem to decide! Help! Which do you think is better, image quality wise and features....? Which would you prefer!?
     
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    Hmm its really hard to decide. I have been comparing cameras and have read good reviews on the G10 but then looked at the SIGMA DP2 website and it seems so appealing to me. I dont know much about cameras but in my previous thread I had mentioned that I want something that will produce clear quality pictures. I'm just not sure which of the two I should go for. I however have not looked into the panasonic.
     
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    Yep,

    Well the DP2 is $200 more than either the canon or the panasonic and
    the DP2 has a fixed 24mm lens, the others have zooms.

    The DP2 has a good pixel density ratio of 1.6 mp/cm2 but only 4.6mp
    overall. I'd want at least 6mp, especially considering that price tag.


    To answer your original question: 100% the G10. Based on capabilities.
    If the aesthetic design of the camera is the most important then: either/
    whichever =-)
     
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    So would you say that a G10 is just as good as a sigma dp2 then? and what do you mean that the sigma has just 24mm lens and the others have zoom? does that mean that the sigma has 'fixed' lens and cannot zoom?
     
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    Yes, 24mm fixed - no zoom only legwork. Fine for standing up/stepping back and taking a photo of your family huddled around a birthday cake.
    No good for distance details. Steetscenes and context - it would be OK.

    The Canon doesn't have a 'powerful' zoom - its not for wildlife as such.
    It's for close up semi-'portrait' type shots across the room, or leaning over
    the rope at a museum and getting a general detail shot. you know what i mean?

    I'd say the DP2 is not as good as the G10. the G10 is a better
    camera. Better made, better functionality, better tool.
     
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    Oh Gotcha!
    A friend just suggested the leica d-lux 4? How is that one?
     
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    (one of the user reviews)
    Opinion

    This fabulous camera replaced my Contax T3, a fine film P&S in its own right. The images from the D-Lux 4 are simply astounding. I do not hesitate to take it right up to ISO 1600, especially when shooting B&W. I agree with another reviewer: there is little need to shoot raw with this camera.


    Problems

    These are all niggles and not really problems...

    If you are a serious shooter, this is a two or three battery camera--don't go out for a full day with only one battery. Retro lens cap (snap on) is annoying, but works fine. No hot shoe cover, but you can get one cheap (like from one of your other cameras). Doesn't hold self-timer settings between shots. Rebate is slow to arrive, but that won't affect current buyers.

    The English manual is a bit of a laugher.



    Well a Contax T3 owner should know about great image quality.
    But the warning about battery life of D-LUX4 would put me off.
    Thats annoying with any digital camera.
     
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    Definitely the G10... The LX3 has the edge up in size, faster glass, and wider angle. I'd take the LX3 as a street shooter.

    The Dlux4 is a Leica tweeked(?) LX3 at a significant priced premium. I am a Leica shooter and even I feel that there isn't enough added value to justify the Leica Dlux4 over the LX3.
     
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    So you would definitely recommend the G10 then? When you say faster glass what do you mean by this?

    I understand that the leica dlux 4 has alot of features to add to your phototaking.... does the G10 have just the same?
     
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    there is a switch on that panasonic lens for the aspect ratio... that's pretty cool.
    i've talked to quite a few people that have the G10 and absolutely love it. they find it as an adequate backup to their DSLRs. don't know anyone with any other cameras mentioned.
     

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